Boro rekindle Rhodes interest and may allow Kike to depart

Date published: Monday 1st February 2016 12:48

Jordan Rhodes: Boro move could yet still happen

Jordan Rhodes: Boro move could yet still happen

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka is refusing to give up on a deadline-day swoop for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes.

Scotland international Rhodes headed for Teesside over the weekend with Boro believing they had struck a deal, understood to be worth around £9million with add-ons, for the 25-year-old frontman.

However, they pulled the plug on Sunday after the player and club failed to reach an agreement over personal terms.

It is understood though that it could yet be resurrected with Boro still keen to land the player, who has 11 goals to his name so far this season, although he is not their only target with time running down fast.

Rhodes reported for training at Blackburn on Monday morning, but left swiftly, sparking speculation that his move could be back on.

The Teessiders are also maintaining an interest in Fulham’s Ross McCormack despite being told by the London club that he is not for sale, and are prepared to spend big as they attempt to secure a return to the Barclays Premier League at the seventh attempt following relegation in 2009.

Should Boro complete a deal for Rhodes, it is understood the club will allow Kike to leave, with Brighton, Wolves and Leeds all keen on the Spaniard.

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